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Mason and McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics

Mason and McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics (11th edn)

Graeme Laurie, Shawn Harmon, and Edward Dove
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date: 22 April 2024

p. 11. Medical Ethics and Medical Practicelocked

p. 11. Medical Ethics and Medical Practicelocked

  • G. T. Laurie, G. T. LaurieProfessor of Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh
  • S. H. E. HarmonS. H. E. HarmonHonorary Fellow in the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh
  •  and E. S. DoveE. S. DoveLecturer in Risk and Regulation at the University of Edinburgh

Abstract

This chapter discusses the following: the ethical basis for the practice of medicine; the organisation of modern medicine; the importance of the relationship between the medical profession and the public; legal intervention in medicine; and the doctor’s position.

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